Acrania, Anencephaly, and Encephelocele – Fetal Development

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Acrania, Anencephaly, and Encephelocele – Fetal Development

Acrania, Anencephaly and Encephalocele are birth defects classified as neural tube defects that occur early in pregnancy. Neural tube defects (NTDs) occur when the neural tube, a structure that folds and closes within the first month of pregnancy, does not close completely or correctly. Neural tube defects are the second most common congenital anomaly in

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Second Trimester Intrauterine Fetal Death (IUFD)

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Second Trimester Intrauterine Fetal Death (IUFD)

What Causes Second Trimester Intrauterine Fetal Death (IUFD)? Intrauterine fetal death (IUFD) can be an extremely difficult experience for mothers and families. It’s important to know the risks and how a maternal fetal medicine specialist can help so you can take the best steps for your health and your baby’s. Here’s what to know about IUFD and what it means for

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Why We Need to Talk About Mental Health During Pregnancy

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The History of Mental Health and Pregnancy  It’s only very recently that the medical field has begun to learn more about the best ways to provide psychiatric care to pregnant women. That’s because historically, there was very little understanding of how medications can help pregnant women without putting their pregnancy at risk. “Nobody wanted to medicate them,” Dr. Lusskin says. “They

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